Woodland Trust Blog

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Giving ancient trees a chance in Wales

by Sam Packer, Campaigns Officer - Wales on 28 August 2017

Make the case for trees and woods in future policy changes – and give Wales’ ancients better protection too.

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Helicopter seeds: which trees do they come from?

by Louise Taylor, Citizen Science Project Officer on 24 August 2017

In the UK you can find native and non-native trees that produce helicopter seeds. These trees are field maple, ash, sycamore, and Norway maple.

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Our volunteers have spoken!

by Sarah Shaw, Volunteering Development Coordinator on 23 August 2017

We asked our volunteers what could make their experience even more magnificent at the Woodland Trust and here's what they had to say...

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More communities benefit from Woodland Trust grants

by Chris Hickman, Senior PR Officer on 22 August 2017

More communities are set to benefit from woodland management grants thanks to our partnership with Nationwide Building Society.

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Hollow tree trunks: what are they good for?

by Kylie Harrison Mellor, Citizen Science Officer on 20 August 2017

Take a step inside a hollow tree and you take a step back through history. A hollowing trunk is a natural process and has benefits for the tree and the creatures that live in them.

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Trees and the steel city, what’s gone wrong?

by Oliver Newham, Senior Campaigner - Ancient Woodland on 18 August 2017

Sheffield is known as one of Europe’s greenest cities. Its highways management program has threatened all that.

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Smithills Record – Bioblitz and Wildlife Festival

by Russell Hedley, Marketing & Communications Officer on 18 August 2017

This year we held our second ever Smithills Bioblitz and Wildlife Festival. Did the sun shine long enough for us to beat last year’s total?

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Lachlan Takes Flight

by George Anderson, PR & Communications Officer - Scotland on 16 August 2017

Our osprey chick at Loch Arkaig has fledged! Watch the webcam footage as he takes his first flight.

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Foraging in August: find food this summer

by Helen Keating, Content Manager on 15 August 2017

Blackberries, rowan berries and crab apples are all ripening this month. Here are six wild edible plants to collect with top tips and recipes on how to use them.

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Care for your seedlings over the next few months

by Becky Owen-Fisher, Contributor on 13 August 2017

Do you have a Rowan, Dog rose, Holly or Alder buckthorn? If your seedling is 20cm tall or more it’s time to transfer it into a larger pot. Here’s how.